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We Can’t Trade a Path to Legalization in Exchange for More Border Militarization

Silky Shah, executive director of the Detention Watch Network, a 27-year-old, national coalition working to abolish the incarceration of immigrants in the United States, says ...
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200 NGOs Oppose Biden’s Historic Expansion Of ICE Detention System: “Detention Should Not Be About Politics.”

In a letter to President Biden delivered Thursday, 200 organizations, including NNIRR, voiced “outrage over your administration’s expansion of the cruel and unnecessary immigration detention system.” ...
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Texas county at center of border fight is overwhelmed by migrant deaths

EAGLE PASS, Tex. — The undertaker lighted a cigarette and held it between his latex-gloved fingers as he stood over the bloated body bag ...
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U.S. Immigration Issues and Resources

As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, NNIRR is committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.

Programs & Issues

NNIRR advances international migrant rights with civil society partners. We advocate for global human rights policies and protections for migrants and refugees, and press for multilateral measures to address the root causes of migration, including climate change. 

Programs & Issues

NNIRR supports transformational organizing on the US-Mexico borderlands, and partners with grassroots communities and frontline voices to re-envision immigration and border governance from a human rights framework.

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Education, Capacity Building & Community Resources

Grounded in popular education, NNIRR has created tools and spaces to share experiences, understand those of others, and develop strategy and collective visions for a better world.